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Crocus sativus L. ( Crocus sativus L.)

Saffron from the Iridaceae family is known mainly as a spice. It uses its blizzards, which have a high price due to their low density. It is a traditional medicine used in the European cultural space as well as in TČM. Its main active substances are carotenoids, krocene, krocene, β-carotene and safranal. They have antioxidant effects, protect blood vessels, liver, nerve cells, and have anticancer activity (see introduction to the Chen2015cic study, which otherwise documents the effect of corneum against lung cancer cell lines).

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